Madison Holiday TV Line-Up

[ Follow Ups ][ Guest Post ] [ Post Followup ] [ :: Madison, WI area Radio, TV, All Media Discussion Forum ]

Posted by on December 07, 2009 at 16:00:42:

(Courtesy of 77 Square)

Here for the holidays, at least on TV
By GAIL PENNINGTON | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Posted: Sunday, December 6, 2009 4:45 am

The Christmas season means cookies and carols and cheesy TV.

Yes, cheesy - but in the most delicious way. Christmas celebrates the cozy and familiar, and what could be cozier than gathering up the kids to watch the same animated snowmen and reindeer you enjoyed as a child?

Like those scuffed up family ornaments we dig out year after year, some Christmas specials get more charming the more time-worn they become. Luckily, what with Christmas now dominating some cable channels for a whole month, new specials join the bunch regularly. Some highlights:

"Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure," 7 tonight, Nickelodeon: In a "Dora the Explorer" holiday special, Swiper winds up on Santa's naughty list and can get off only if he learns the true spirit of Christmas. That requires a trip, with Dora, to the past, present and future.

"Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special," 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Fox: Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, David Cook, Kristin Chenoweth and Christina Applegate are among those joining Underwood.

"Holiday Celebration on Ice," 7 p.m. Monday, Hallmark Channel: Brian Boitano and friends celebrate the wonders of the holiday season - and rock 'n' roll. REO Speedwagon and Rick Springfield perform, joined by Olympic, world and national figure skating champions.

"It's a Wonderful Life," 7 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 24, NBC: The Frank Capra classic gets two and only two airings, one on Christmas Eve. James Stewart and Donna Reed star, with Henry Travers as Angel Second Class Clarence.

"24 Hours of ĎA Christmas Story,'" beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 24, TBS: Little Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) wants a Red Ryder BB Gun in the Christmas charmer based on the writings of Jean Shepherd, who also narrates.

More Christmas TV

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas," 6 p.m. Monday, ABC Family.

"Mickey's Christmas Carol," 6 p.m. Tuesday, ABC Family.

"Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too," 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, ABC Family.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas," 7 p.m. Tuesday, ABC.

"The Year Without a Santa Claus," 7 p.m. Tuesday, ABC Family.

"A Miser Brothers Christmas," 8 p.m. Tuesday, ABC Family.

"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thursday, ABC Family.

"Shrek the Halls," 7 p.m. Wednesday, ABC.

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys," 8 p.m. Wednesday, ABC Family.

"A Flintstone Christmas," 9 p.m. Thursday, ABC Family.

"Yes, Virginia," 7 p.m. Friday, CBS.

"A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa," 7 p.m. Friday and Dec. 19, NBC.

"Christmas in Canaan," 7 p.m. Saturday, Hallmark Channel.

"Merrython," holiday-themed sitcom episodes, starting at 5 a.m. Dec. 13, TV Land.

"Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe," 7 p.m. Dec. 13, ABC Family.

"Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Prime-Time Special," 9 p.m. Dec. 13, ABC.

"Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas," 7 p.m. Dec. 14, ABC.

"Saturday Night Live Christmas 2009," 7 p.m. Dec. 17, NBC.

"Christmas in Connecticut," 7 p.m. Dec. 17 and 11:15 a.m. Dec. 25, TCM.

"Frosty the Snowman" and "Frosty Returns," 7 p.m. Dec. 18, CBS.

"It's a Very Muppet Christmas Movie," 5 p.m. Dec. 20, WGN.

"Christmas in Washington," 7 p.m. Dec. 20, TNT:

"I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown," 7 p.m. Dec. 21, ABC.

"The Wool Cap," 7 p.m. Dec. 21, WGN.

"A Very Brady Christmas," noon Dec. 22, ABC Family.

"Miracle on 34th Street" (1994), 6:30 p.m. Dec. 23, ABC Family.

"A Home for the Holidays With Faith Hill," 7 p.m. Dec. 23, CBS.

"A Flintstone Christmas," 4 p.m. Dec. 24, WGN.

"Yogi's First Christmas," 5 and 8 p.m. Dec. 24, WGN.

"Meet Me in St. Louis," midnight Christmas Eve, TCM.

"Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade," 9 a.m. Dec. 25, ABC.

Follow Ups:

Post a Followup




Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:

Enter verification code:

[ Follow Ups ][ Guest Post ] [ Post Followup ] [ :: Madison, WI area Radio, TV, All Media Discussion Forum ]

postings are the opinions of their respective posters and site ownership disclaims any responsibility for the content contained.